Creative Photo Booths for Prom

Photo Booth Image by Firefly Event Photography

“Open Air” Photo Booths for Prom by Firefly Event Photography

Photo Booths are a great way to add fun to your prom or senior event but are you getting the best product for your hard earned cash? Here are four tips to make sure your students get the best photo booth product. BTW, Firefly Event Photography uses these strategies and a few more to bring the best images to life at any prom.

1. Open The Air: An “Open Air” photo booth is a backdrop that is lit by professional lighting. This helps deliver more options of fun when it comes to poses and size of props. By using this method a photographer must be capturing the images to properly crop to get the best result. While machine boxed booths are nice they rarely change the backdrop or back curtain. With open air you wan work with the photography company to pick the backdrop you prefer.

2. Save a Tree! Printing is wasteful and most print strips are cheap and get lost. Companies are forced to use cheaper paper and cheaper ink resulting in a cheaper product. Firefly only delivers online so everyone has a choice of what they want to print or download.

3. More people: Simply, there is more space with an open air photo booth. Your guests no longer have to cramp into a small booth. The open air style gives larger groups to take a better image when you have a 10 foot wide backdrop.

Adding a photo booth is a great idea. Make sure you are getting everything you need. Check prices, call companies, and ask to see what would be right for your event.

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Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

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Elements of the School Dance: The Food

“When in doubt, give ‘em Publix chocolate chip cookies!”

Light snacks, heavy food, beverages and a chocolate fountain, I have seen them all. My favorite? Pinwheels, man those are good. Homecoming dances usually draw a hungrier crowd than prom due to the meaning of the night. I know that kids won’t eat cookies all night something heavier may be needed. The food tends to round out the event. If you have worked a dance before you know kids will mow down some food. It’s always the smallest freshmen that are about to hit that growth spurt at the table packing it away. Mix it up, have plenty but don’t waste. Also having plenty of water is a must. Once that deejay gets crankin’ and those kids get to sweating you will need the hydration just from a safety perspective.

Q: Do you have plenty of water available?

Q: Is this an event where you need to go heavy or light with the food?

Q: Did you tell your purchasers what type of food will be there? You should so they know what to expect.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Elements of the High School Dance: The Deejay

“Music has the power to bring people together. You want even more togetherness? Play Cupid Shuffle”

A deejay has the hardest job. It isn’t easy pleasing a crowd of kids. Yet, the best do it with an ease that is amazing. Find that person and respect their developed talent. Always hire a talented deejay. Anyone can play music and crossfade but a deejay worth good cash is an artist that your students will enjoy. Their portfolio of mixes should be available for you to hear. They should have recent samples also. There is nothing worse than a deejay that stops practicing because of too much work. Even professional athletes need an off season. Find the person that will be the centerpiece to your event and isn’t afraid to “rock the crowd.”

Q: Are you purchasing on cost, talent, or service?

Q: What is the date on their latest online sample?

Q: Are they willing to come in and connect with your committee so they can make the best decision?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Elements of the School Dance: The Venue

“Beautiful locations are always a wonderful thing, but locations create lasting memories are even better”

Venues can eat up most of your budget so choose wisely. It may be better to enjoy a less expensive place that serves all of your needs than a more expensive place where you needs are met but you have to give up the extra gifts that can go to your ticket buyers. Think safety, fun, and cost. I have witnessed schools that can turn a gym into a wonderland for ¼ of the cost of a hotel or resort. Use some of the extra money on some lasting memento and the other to improve the school.

Q: What are your venue alternatives to doing it the old way?

Q: If you are forced to use the same venue what will you do to make an upgrade?

Q: What do you like about the venue you have chosen?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Share Your Suggestions: Photo Booths with Style

Here are some of our custom backdrops for Homecoming 2013. Share some of your creative ideas that will be fun for us to put together. Please share theme and prop ideas. We would like to hear your suggestions for any of the backdrops. We would love to hear your ideas!

Homecoming photo booth backdrops by Firefly Event Photogaphy

Photo booth backdrops for Homecoming 2013 by Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment

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Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning, and college counseling. His goal is to make the students’ high school days memorable, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and keep the students’ enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school to follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance, and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements of the high school dance are important in creating a better spirited environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. This book also includes the story of Pierce Brunson’s transition from the classroom to the business world and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

School Event Photography Exclusive Offer

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.
Inclusive Loyal Customer Deal
2013/2014 School Year

Any school that uses Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC. as their homecoming and prom photographer for the 2013/2014 school year will receive a custom online portfolio to house their images.

If your students can’t access their prom, homecoming or graduation images within four clicks and download them for free then you should be working with Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.
1.We will develop a custom online portfolio to house your school’s event images that we capture. This portfolio will share some school history and will be developed in your school’s colors. You may submit an image for mascot or we can come to your school and take some for the slideshow that will be highlighted on your page. The design is to provide an exclusively custom location for your school’s images and have them maintained by our professional staff as industry standards changed.

2.This portfolio helps eliminate social media traffic and just focuses on your school. This is the most direct way for your students to enjoy their images.

3.Your school’s portfolio will be exclusive and will have a direct link to it instead of just a gallery link.

4.Online portfolio will function just like our main website and will include unlimited viewing, sharing, and downloading.

5.Additional 10% discounts for using online printing.

6.Site will be active for three years and 1 month with unlimited access and no additional costs.

7.Online portfolio will be developed once the two contracts are confirmed for 2013/2014 but the contracted activity countdown doesn’t begin until June 20, 2014. You will be able to access before then, this date will be used to keep all contracts on the same time structure.

8.Portfolio’s free downloading will extended one year for every year you use Firefly EPE for at least for one of your events.

9.Contract is retroactive for all previous event images captured by Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

10.Graduation, special events, and all event images that Firefly captures for you will be added to your custom online portfolio.

11.This offer also includes a free candid photographer at senior breakfast or senior event for 2 hours every year that you purchase two events. Those images will also be included.

12.This is a great opportunity for your student to have a location for their images and know they won’t be lost.

13.SEO will be optimized so that students can find custom site using popular search images to be easier to find images in the future.

14. Worry Free!!!

This is simply the best service you could have for your students now and in the future. Our exclusive online portfolios allows for longer access to images without searching multiple social media sites for memories.

Contact Pierce (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com for more information.

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book of how the eight elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.